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Old 09-09-2012, 01:44 AM   #1
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Honestly I getting kinda sick of brewing at home. I always seem to spritz some beer or sanitizer on the floor and then the wife hates me since there nothing stickier than beer.

Anyways, I checked out a home brew shop that does the brew for you, you just need to bottle. Thing is, after a 2 week ferment, they COLD FILTER the beer as they bottle, effectively killing all the yeast. The minimum order is 50 Liters and it won't keep without refrigeration. Why on earth would you kill the yeast after 2 weeks? I'd need a second fridge just for the bottles.

So my question is: Do all home brew shops do this or just the one near me?

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All of the U-Brew places do this, as far as I know.

They filter it so that the beer is clear, like commercial beer. They do it after two weeks because they want to get the beer to the customers as quickly as possible and clear up room for new customers. The average joe isn't going to wait for six weeks or longer to wait for their beer to have longer conditioning and slightly cloudy beer.

I used to go to the U-Brew places, but found the beer mediocre at best. More importantly, this hobby as much about nerding out about the brewing process as it is about having delicious beer.

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Honestly I getting kinda sick of brewing at home. I always seem to spritz some beer or sanitizer on the floor and then the wife hates me since there nothing stickier than beer.
Dump the wife. Keep the hobby.

Or just learn how to clean up after yourself.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:06 AM   #4
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Dump the wife. Keep the hobby.

Or just learn how to clean up after yourself.
I'm working on it! I even use drop cloths now!
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brew in the garage.....

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brew in the garage.....
My garage isn't that clean. I don't need the smell of diesel fumes in my brew.
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Just Mop up after your done, it's very easy to do. If your leaving a sticky floor & mess behind you it's no wonder she'd be peeved.........

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My garage isn't that clean. I don't need the smell of diesel fumes in my brew.
I have a diesel and brew in the garage but I don't ever brew while running my truck? I Don't get how fumes end up in your beer? Lol
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OK, so back on topic. I found a home brew shop that will bottle with yeast intact, however they recommend keeping the beer at 10 degrees or it'll go bad. This sound familiar? If I'm buying 100 beers, will it really go bad if it has all the yeast?

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Anyways, I checked out a home brew shop that does the brew for you, you just need to bottle. Thing is, after a 2 week ferment, they COLD FILTER the beer as they bottle, effectively killing all the yeast. The minimum order is 50 Liters and it won't keep without refrigeration. Why on earth would you kill the yeast after 2 weeks? I'd need a second fridge just for the bottles.
I don't understand. Why would you need to store the yeast-less beer in the fridge any more than yeast-full beer?

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OK, so back on topic. I found a home brew shop that will bottle with yeast intact, however they recommend keeping the beer at 10 degrees or it'll go bad. This sound familiar? If I'm buying 100 beers, will it really go bad if it has all the yeast?
And now you're being told that you need to store cold if it does have yeast?

Am I missing something here?
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